NSMS is pleased to welcome Adam Salas to the faculty for the 2020-2021school year! Adam brings with him positive energy and a great deal of teaching experience. During COVID-19, he has maintained a studio of 25 students. Here is Adam's full bio:
Dedicated to helping students experience the art of music and its transformative powers, Adam Salas is thrilled to join the New School for Music Study as its Post Graduate Fellow. Adam currently serves on the faculty of Texas Woman's University where he teaches keyboard musicianship and functional group piano for music majors. As an educator Adam has previously served on faculty for the Gray School of Music, Institute for Young Pianists, Southern Methodist University Piano Preparatory Department, Thomas Metcalf School, Fox River Academy of Music and Art, and Illinois State University Community School for the Arts.
Devoted to the future of piano pedagogy, Adam has presented at the Music Teachers National Association Conference, Texas Music Teachers Association Convention, and MTNA Collegiate Symposium on topics ranging from practice strategies to meditation and mindfulness for musicians. Actively involved in his teaching communities, Adam has served on the board of the Dallas Music Teachers Association and chaired the DMTA Jazz-Pop Festival and Contest. In 2018 Adam was invited by Steinway Hall Dallas to tour the Steinway & Sons Factory in Astoria, New York. At Southern Methodist University Adam earned his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy where he was awarded a Teaching Fellowship. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Business from Illinois State University on a full scholarship.